Research course

War and conflict in the twentieth century

Institution
Open University · Department of History
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 in a relevant degree plus a masters degree, or equivalent evidence of ability to write and research at a high level, or a first class degree with a dissertation element.

Months of entry

October

Course content

We have a wide range of expertise on conflict, war and politics in the late 19th to 20th centuries. Dr Annika Mombauer and Dr Vincent Trott share an interest in the history of the First World War; Dr Paul Lawrence has published on the history of nationalism; Dr Luc-André Brunet works on the history of both the Second World War and the cold War. There is also overlap with the Empire and Post Colonial research area, in particular with Dr Karl Hack’s work on 20th-century imperial and colonial conflicts and insurgency; and with the International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice.

We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Luc-André Brunet
Email
FASS-History-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 653266